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Volume III, Number 1

May 2007

eMDE is a monthly publication of the Maryland Department of the Environment. It covers articles on current environmental issues and events in the state. Additional monthly features include: MDE public meetings and hearings schedule, enforcement and compliance notes, and permitting activity.​​

:: Featured Articles

Governor O’Malley Takes Steps to Fight Climate Change in Maryland

Maryland took a landmark step by joining the Northeast States in signing The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

Since 1987, We’ve Been Awaiting this 20th Anniversary Celebration

For 20 years, MDE has been working to protect public health and our environment.

More than 20 Years of Service - MDE’s Unsung Heroes (Part 1)

Whether risking life and limb to protect our citizens or pushing paperwork to produce permits, MDE employees continuously serve the public.

California Here We Come

Enacting the Clean Car Act means stricter emission standards for Maryland vehicles to reduce carbon dioxide and help save our planet.

Revisiting Maryland’s Water Quality Standards

MDE conducts a triennial report to keep the stream of updated water quality information flowing among agencies and local governments.

Green Focus Photo Contest Creates Senses of Wonder

A blooming iris in the eye of MDE judges as Maryland high school photographers snap to environmental awareness.

International Compost Awareness Week - so MULCH to talk about! 

Biodegradable material is easily reused as sweet feed for blooming posies. Learn how to compost and be environmentally-savvy.

MDE Releases Permit Fact Sheet for Regulations in Ethanol and Biodiesel Production

With more bio-fuels entering America’s mobile future, get the latest answers to assuring compliance for your production process.

MDE Cosponsors Seminar on the Future of Water Reuse in Maryland

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop without careful planning. Local governments and stakeholders are invited to learn about the latest water reuse issues.

Rachael Carson

We honor the 100th anniversary of Rachel Carson - humanitarian, environmentalist, author, teacher, scientist, lobbyist, and citizen of Maryland.

:: Enforcement and Compliance Notes

This section provides a monthly report on the State's environmental enforcement and compliance activities. This issue covers the period between mid-March and mid-April 2007.

:: For the Record

This section provides a partial list by county of applications received by MDE and other permitting activity between mid-March and mid-April  2007.



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Editorial Board
Maryland Department of the Environment
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